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Passes – and doubts – soar

The matric exam's exalted status drew savage fire, even as the results were celebrated.

Happy Xmas, Sir

The year was 1969, my first year of teaching. The last day of the school year at Doornfontein Primary had arrived. Everyone in my standard two (grade four) class was excited. At 12pm the bell would ring shrilly to announce the start of the December holidays.

High-tech pioneers

Five educators have been honoured for their pioneering work in the use of technology in education.

Is there a place for m-learning?

Can mobile learning (m-learning) really make a difference to teachers and learners? On the face of it the question seems a "no brainer".

Learning across cultures

I am a grade one educator. In 2003 my school nominated me for the National Teaching Awards and I won the category of Excellence in Early Childhood Development (ECD) at provincial level.

Loop the loop in Swaziland

Although local is lekker (and cheaper), almost local can be just as lekker. Swaziland might be just a trip across the border, but it's a whole new world. There is something in the clear mountain air of Swaziland that makes you forget South Africa is only a heartbeat away.

Thumbs up for English paper

Grade 12 learners around the country wrote English Home Language Paper 2 today. <i>The Teacher</i> spoke to Lorraine Swift at Despatch High School in the Easetern Cape to get her opinion on the examination paper.

The business of knowledge

Kingston Nyamapfene comments on initiatives to develop research at historically black universities.

Somafco pupils wait to come home

The Solo­mon Mahlangu Freedom College (Somafco) in Tanzania for South African refugees has recently closed.

Ramphele takes up the UCT challenge

Dr Mamphela Ramphele has been appointed at the deputy vice-chancellor of UCT.

Black education looks bleak, unless …

The future of black education in the ''new South Africa'' seems hopelessly bleak, unless ... Samantha Weinberg reports.

Teachers head back to the classroom

More than 6 000 teachers in the Johannesburg region resolved to suspend the four-week-long ''chalks-down'' strike.

Where matric is a rather casual affair

Weekly Mail reporter Philip Molefe slips into a marking centre and discovers some extraordinary practices ...

Students take to streets in week-long protests

The five-day protest action took place in response to a call from the restricted Western Cape Students' Congress (Wecsco).

Inside our chaotic schools

As described by a reporter who put on a gymslip and went off to school.

Unita push into Namibia

Savimbi's strategic gambit on eve of peace ...

Teachers go on full alert for May Day

White school principals have been instructed to ensure that teachers patrol their schools in pairs on "sensitive" days in the calender.